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Fall. Football tailgating, parties and get togethers. The season has begun! And just in time for your next tailgate or even your halloween parties, we’ve got the best ever party meatballs! These are so good just for snacking, there won’t be any leftovers (even the kids love these!) You need only THREE (3) ingredients and a crock pot and you’re good to go! Make a few, make a whole pot full; just double or triple your ingredients as needed. I used the products pictured but I have NO relationship with any of the companies, just wanted you to know the brands we used for the best flavor! (Although, any brand you choose would be perfectly fine!)
When we were kids, Mama made this same recipe with grape jelly, which was delish, but the cranberry jelly is a bit more tart and not cloyingly sweet. Heck, you can even change it up a bit and add in a jar of red pepper jelly for a little kick! Anyway you try it, you’re gonna love it and so will your guests and family!
Perfectly Simple Party Meatballs
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 240 minutes
- Total Time: 245 minutes
- Yield: 9 1x
Quick and easy party meatballs
- 1 bag frozen homestyle meatballs (We used Johnsonville brand)
- 1 bottle Sweet Chili Sauce
- 1 box (or can cranberry sauce)
- In a large bowl, mix together sweet chili sauce and cranberry sauce until well blended and smooth.
- Add bag of frozen meatballs to crock pot
- Pour sauce over meatballs
- cook on high 4 hours
Be sure you buy the ‘jellied’ cranberry sauce (not the whole berry) and the SWEET chili sauce (not the siracha, unless you really want a spicy meatball!)
- Category: Appetizer
- Cuisine: Southern
Jodee Weiland says
Great idea for a quick party appetizer…looks good! This is so quick and easy, it would be great to have on hand for those last minute get togethers during football season, over the holidays, or any time. Thanks for sharing!
They’re perfect for that ‘unexpected’ football crowd or any party! Quick and easy!
Maureen | Orgasmic Chef says
I’ve never seen frozen meatballs anywhere in Australia other than my freezer. I think these would be really good for a party!
Maureen, you can use your own meatballs, just make them cocktail size and go ahead and freeze. Fresh might be a bit tender for this cook time.
Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life says
Those do sound good, and sometimes its nice to have a shortcut when you need something in a hurry! Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe with us at Foodie Fridays!
and I’m all about short cuts! Anything easy
mila furman says
These look great! I agree…perfect for football parties :)
So simple and delish!